Really, really disgusting... picking out poo. Does anyone else do this?


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January 29, 2008

I don't do this. But I ask you never, ever, ever feel like a freak. Please. This world is filled with people who have problems of all sorts. Sometimes the only outlet that we have for our stresses is ourselves. It's just sad, shameful and painful the things we do to ourselves. Please take care of yourself. We're all in this together. Brenda
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February 20, 2008

I know from nose picking that even if you know it is disgusting, your mind and your subconsious just wont communicate to do the right thing and not pick. You are not freak, you like to rest of us are not in control.
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June 14, 2008

I don't do that, but it seems very unlikely that you would be the only one in the world who does it, I think there's plenty of them. It is good that you told about your picking. I am also very embarrassed of my behavior, I have told only one person about it. And it was worth it, it's seems much easier to stop now that the secret is revealed. Yes, the health risk is probably the most important reason why we should stop picking as soon as possible.
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August 10, 2008

Still doing it- but getting less, as is scalp picking/scab picking thanks to a number of changes i've made - I've had cognitive behaviour therapy since January which has focused on building my self-esteem and lessesning feelings of anxiety/depression. I'm also back on my anti-depressent medication adn have changed jobs, leaving my particularly stressful work situations behind (hopefully!) I do notice that if I'm going through a low period my picking (both skin and poo) gets worse... But most of the time it's under control- I maybe only do it to extreme once every couple of weeks at the moment, but I want to stop doing it altogether! I'm going to try Hypnosis next, but am a bit scared to tell the hynotherapise what I do!!
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August 22, 2008

I'm glad your feeling better and more in control! What is cognative/behavioral therapy? How does it work?
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August 22, 2008

I'm glad your feeling better and more in control! What is cognative/behavioral therapy? How does it work?
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August 28, 2008

I doubt you are the only person in the world or even within 200 miles that examines there rectum. I would guess that you have a phobia of a phobia of a phobia if that makes since... not that anything about ocd usually does make since. Is there any moment or feeling that you can remember that triggers this compulsion? Just like all compulsions there are usually many underline issues. When I hear that from people im like ok whatever nothing happened to me as a child, i was never abused.. yadayadayada but I realized that the my issues are the little things I worry about not necisarly huge tramatic events... I guesss it could go the other way into the freudian theory of the anal stage... who knows .. I do know if you write down all the thoughts and feelings you had before you did your ritual and than write down your rituals and the feelings you have after sometimes it will cause an ephany.looking back at something that we used instant gratification for sometimes helps us discover that we are only really looking for the symptoms, instead we should all look for the signs and triggers behind our destructive behavior. i am rambling sorry
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August 29, 2008

I do this. I never thought of this as a phobia before until now. i always did it just to feel empty and clean. i have done it off and on since i was little. a lot of it had to do with the fact that i was conctipated and didnt want to spend a long time on the pot. I do know this much: I work at assisted living and have heard a few different patients with dementia say that they do this. Im not saying that only ppl with dementia do it, im saying that the fact that they have dementia allows them to admit they do it without beeing embarrassed. I think you are one of many. But i will say that you have really got me thinking. i never peiced this together with my skin-picking. i wonder if its a related compulsion. hmm.
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July 13, 2010

delete please...
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November 07, 2009

i do this off and on, i know what you mean. it's mainly just when i'm on the toilet and i want it OUT... only now am i realizing that i'm not alone and many people have these disorders or whatever they are. thank you for sharing. :)
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November 07, 2009

It has never occurred to me in my life to try doing this and I am curious...does anyone think this behavior might have anything to do with being sexually abused there? And how do you do it? Just with your fingers, or with objects? Doesn't it hurt?
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October 16, 2018

Omg I do this too. I also have IBS and one time I was constipated so I had no other choice because the poop was right there. I KNOW THIS IS SO DISGUSTING BUT TRUE. Don’t worry I wash my hands extremely well after because I also have OCD. Ever since that time I can’t leave the bathroom without knowing every bit of poop is gone and my butt is totally clean. I’m relieved that I found another person who does this because I feel like a freak...
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November 17, 2018

I can't say that I have an issue with emptying my bowels the same way, however I do take my finger and put it inside my vaginain order to push it all out.. Just making sure everything is emptied out. I have IBS with constipation very badly, I'm 33 now and for as long as I can remember my mom said that I only use the bathroom maybe once every 5 days... One time, I went for about 4 or 5 weeks without using the bathroom once. This ended up leaving me with a fear and paranoia of going number 2... and I'm able to tell my body, "you don't have to do this..." and I can go weeks if I'm on vacation or in a situation where I'm not comfortable.
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November 17, 2018

OMG.. mental note : remind me to preview posts from here on out.... the typos in that message are just insane